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Team News: Arsenal boss offers injury update on Koscielny
Arsene Wenger has offered a team news and injury update ahead of Arsenal’s FA Cup clash with Sutton United including the latest on Laurent Koscielny.
The French international was playing well against Bayern Munich on Wednesday night and even won the penalty that led to what should have been an important away goal for us just before half time.
However, the centre-back felt his hamstring during the opening forty-five minutes and although he tried to carry on, he was eventually forced off shortly after the break after aggravating the injury while stretching for the ball.
Koscielny confirmed after the game that he decided to go off in order to prevent making the injury any worse but we certainly felt his absence as we totally collapsed after he’d left the field with Bayern scoring three times in ten minutes en route to a 5-1 win.
Speaking at his press conference this morning ahead of Monday night’s FA Cup clash with Sutton, Wenger has now revealed that Koscielny will undergo a scan this afternoon to determine the full extent of the damage.
Hopefully it’s nothing serious but Kos is certain to sit out the Sutton game on Monday so he’ll have over two weeks to recover before we go to Anfield to take on Liverpool at the start of March.
Wenger was asked for an insight in to the type of team he’ll play against Sutton and while he says it will be ‘normal’ he did suggest that the likes of Jeff Reine-Adelaide and Ainsley Maitland-Niles may get run-outs.
Wenger: "Koscielny has a scan today. It will be a normal team [against Sutton]." Suggests Reine-Adelaide and Maitland-Niles may play.
— James Olley (@JamesOlley) February 17, 2017